Memorial Day is the theme of this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts. I followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch and stayed with a patriotic color theme in honor of those who gave so much for our country.
My mother's 85th birthday celebration is officially over! It began at an "authentic" British pub in Saratoga Springs. My mother is from England and loved seeing a menu that actually listed such things as Bubble & Squeak and Bangers & Mash. My daughter took this photo of my son and me toasting the birthday girl as she awaited her fish & chips. Her next wish was to play penny slot machines so off we headed to the casino. We were all ready to come home long before she was! The next day was a larger family gathering at a local steakhouse - the British also like their roast beef. On Sunday (Mother's Day), everyone came here for dinner and my kiddos planted new bushes beside my porch. All the company is gone and I have had a chance to catch my breath. But the phone just rang.........."You know, Linda, I just realized I need some thank you cards."
Pals Paper Arts challenge this week was to use Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Old Olive - so I did.......one card done..........11 to go........
Pals Paper Arts Inspiration photo this week is full of bright tropical colors. Following the sketch from Stamping411, I combined Pink Flamingo DSP, a stamp from Tropical Party and a ruffly red satin ribbon to create this friendly card. And there are a few friends that I would like to say hello to this weekend. Hello Mary Fish and all of the Pals gathered in Arizona for the Workshop of a Lifetime - I'll be thinking of you! Hello Ann Schach - congratulations on your Teacher of the Year Award! You will probably be designing your thank you cards in your head as you give your acceptance speech :) Hello Nance Leedy - thanks for making me smile and sending me a Sunshine Award!